Lizzie gets spayed and microchipped

Lizzie came into Adelaide Animal Hospital recently to be spayed. This procedure is also called an ovariohysterectomy, the removal of the uterus and ovaries. Before going into surgery, Lizzie was given a heath check and pre-medication. A pre-medication injection and pain relief are given to help relax the patient and to keep them comfortable.

During the surgery, Lizzie was put on intravenous fluids to help keep her blood pressure up, as well as giving the vet and nurse intravenous access. Lizzie also had a microchip implanted, and a desexing tattoo and microchip tattoo were marked inside her ears to help identify that she has been desexed and microchipped. Having your pet microchipped at the same time while they are already under anaesthesia will save you and your pet on another anaesthetic.

Lizzie recovered well from her operation and a buster collar was placed on her so as she could not lick her sutures. Although the sutures are internal, it is still important that she doesn't get to them as it could cause an infection.

At Adelaide Animal Hospitals, we strongly recommend desexing all cats, male and female, between 5 and 6 months of age. As well as reducing the number of unwanted pregnancies, desexing prevent pets from roaming, fighting, spraying and night prowling. Read about desexing/ sterilisation for your pets.


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